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The Costume Society has announced that the Elizabeth Hammond Conservation Award currently has £5,000 available for grants to support the conservation of costume or costume related textiles.
This award was set up in 2016 by the Costume Society following a bequest from the estate of the late Elizabeth Hammond (1926 -2011) a founder member of the Costume Society and a former Trustee.
The award promotes museum conservation and display of clothing and clothing related textiles of all periods, styles and places of origin, held in the permanent collections of Accredited museums in the United Kingdom with an annual gross turnover of about £750,000.
The awards are intended to assist with the costs of a wide range of textile conservation projects, including preliminary assessments of the conservation required for specific items or groups of material, as well as the labour and materials for conservation work.
Preference will be given to museums with dress and associated textile objects of local or national significance but with limited or no in-house conservation resources.
Conservation costs for loan items will be considered, where the object(s) in question belongs to another museum that also meets the criteria for this grant or the item(s) is on permanent loan to
the applicant museum.
How to apply
Guidance notes and application forms can be downloaded by visiting the Awards page of the Costume Society website. Please scroll to the bottom of their webpage in the link below for full guidance and an application form: